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Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)


Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In New France, socially, the seigneur and his family did not stand apart from his neighbors. All went to the same church, took part in the same amusements upon days of festival, and not infrequently worked together at the common task of clearing the lands. Sons and daughters of the seigneurs often intermarried with those of habitants in the seigneury or of traders in the towns. There was no social 'impasse' such as existed in France among the various elements in a community.

Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)



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immigrant Carignan-Salières Soldier France  Jean  Bessette (Besset) dit Brisetout

  (b. abt. 1643, France   d. 5 January 1707Chambly, Québec, Canada )  

Jean Bessette (Besset) dit Brisetout was born abt. 1643 in , France. Jean Bessette (Besset) dit Brisetout was the child of

Jean was a Carignan-Salières soldier, arriving in New France in 1665.

He married  Anne Seigneur 3 July 1668 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France) .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Anne Seigneur  was born 1 March 1649 in Rouen, France .  She died 4 July 1733 in Chambly, Québec, Canada . 

Jean Bessette (Besset) dit Brisetout died 5 January 1707 in Chambly, Québec, Canada .


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Occupation: Soldat du regiment de Carignan

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Jean Bessette (Besset) dit Brisetout married immigrant Fille du Roi France Anne Seigneur-- Date: 3 July 1668 Place: , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France)
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Children:
Canada/New France Marie Bessette (Besset) (b.abt. 1669, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 18 May 1714, La Prairie, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Jean Bessette (Besset) (b.27 December 1672, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 8 May 1751, Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Marguerite Bessette (Besset) (b.abt. 1681, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 8 July 1760, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France François Bessette (Besset) (b.26 July 1685, Chambly, Québec, Canada   d. 3 June 1764, Chambly, Québec, Canada )



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France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.


France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
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Canada 1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.

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Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.

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Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...


1668 Marriage / Partner
Jean Bessette (Besset) dit Brisetout and Anne Seigneur 3 July 1668, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France)

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.

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Canada 1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2).

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Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop.

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1672 Birth of Child
Jean Bessette (Besset) was born 27 December 1672, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
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Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi.

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Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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1685 Birth of Child
François Bessette (Besset) was born 26 July 1685, Chambly, Québec, Canada

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

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Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...


Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

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Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

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Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...


Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England.

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Death
5 January 1707
Chambly, Québec, Canada



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